The question remains as to whether historical withdrawal rates provide sufficient insight about what can reasonably be expected to work for more recent retirees.
How much should you plan to spend each year in retirement? That depends in large part on your budget.
The planning horizon for the 4% rule is 30 years, but how long will your retirement really last?
Building an inflation-protected spending floor in retirement can be incredibly expensive in a low interest rate environment.
Today, I’d like to suggest an alternative table for prospective retirees to use. This table is based on the same data as the Trinity study table, but using Monte Carlo simulations instead of historical simulations.
Readers of my last blog entry, Annuities and Delayed Social Security, provided many valuable comments, prompting me to now write a follow-up post. Most of the discussion centered on a chart showing the relationship between annuity payout rates and interest rates. That…
Coincidentally, a message I’ve been seeing repeatedly from many sources during the past week is the reminder that a strategy of using a bond ladder to provide one’s retirement income is still exposed to longevity risk. That is, using TIPS to provide…
A lot of retirement withdrawal rate studies are very repetitive and do not really offer anything new. This article offers a very nice graphical way of presenting its results.
I’m now in the process of re-reading some of the classic studies on retirement planning. As I am more involved in the research side of it now, doing this allows me to see points that I missed before or otherwise had just…
Those already late in their careers who are thinking seriously about retiring in the coming years may have been interested in the “safe savings rate” concept, but be left wondering how to apply it to their own personal situations. This new paper provides the answer about how to do this.
Most retirement planning literature treats the working and retirement phases separately. My findings suggest that a fundamental rethink about retirement planning is needed.